Posted Nov 2018
As a quick update to the imposition of penalties for overstaying in Costa Rica, it seems that a new moratorium has been decreed.
Whilst it had been announced that starting November 01, 2018, tourists with expired entry stamps, temporary residence or special category visa holders with an expired DIMEX and foreign nationals who have been notified of a rejected immigration status but have not yet filed an appeal, among others, would face penalties prior to departing the country, we will now have to wait to see this applied.
In the meantime, however, foreign nationals should ensure that they have legal status in the country. This means making the necessary border runs, renewing the DIMEX on time, etc.